Bleicken named deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Banking DepartmentMortgagePress.comPennsylvania Banking Department, David H. Bleicken, Steve Kaplan, nondepository institutions and consumer services
State Banking Secretary Steve Kaplan announced today that David
H. Bleicken has been named the Banking Department's deputy
secretary of nondepository institutions and consumer services.
"David is a nationally-recognized leader in the oversight of the
mortgage industry," Kaplan said. "Current turmoil in the mortgage
and housing industry make him an exceptional addition to the
department's executive team. We're lucky to have him."
Bleicken has served the Banking Department in various capacities
since 1997; most recently as director of the bureau of licensing,
investigation and consumer services, in which he significantly
increased scrutiny of license applications and created a new
Bleicken is also president of the American Association of
Residential Mortgage Regulators, a national trade group that works
to increase the knowledge and ability of those engaged in the
administration and enforcement of mortgage regulation.
"In addition to mortgage bankers and brokers, the department
licenses 18 different kinds of non-bank financial service
providers, including check cashers, pawn shops, collector
repossessors and many others," Kaplan said. "It was crucial to find
a candidate with a deep understanding of Pennsylvania's laws. David
was a natural fit."
Bleicken earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science
from Carleton College and a Juris Doctorate from Temple University
School of Law. He lives in the Harrisburg area with his wife,
Marianne, and two children.
For more information, visit www.banking.state.pa.us.